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Call for Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials and Production

H2020-NMP-CSA-2014Sub call of: H2020-NMP-2014-2015
Opening Date 11-12-2013 Deadline Date 06-05-2014 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Publication date 11-12-2013 Total Call Budget €12,500,000
Programme Horizon 2020
Status Closed Main Pillar Industrial Leadership
OJ reference OJ C361 of 11 December 2013

Topic: Practical experience and facilitating combined funding for large-scale RDI initiatives NMP-37-2014

Specific challenge: Industrial investments into research, technological development and innovation in Europe, in particular with the aim to bridge the valley of death and prepare new manufacturing capacities, will often need a combination of funding instruments, including EU, national and regional funding, making use of structural and regional funds, as well as private financing. The KET High Level Group underlines the need for efficient combination of funding as a key factor for investments into large-scale pilot lines as a crucial step towards commercial exploitation of new developments. New public programmes are being developed and implemented in connection with the next EU multi-annual financial framework including Horizon 2020 and regional and structural funds. While the responsible authorities are committed to make the instruments compatible, industrial stakeholders including SMEs need to understand what this means, how best to use this for their project, and how to combine public support with private financing as needed. They need to satisfy the different requirements in relation to project quality, cooperation arrangements, reporting, risks and other aspects, while also smart specialisation strategies, competition and state aid rules as well as the industrial decision structures need to be respected.

Scope:  A coordination action should bring public and private stakeholders together to structure the key questions for the funding of large-scale RDI projects through different funding sources. A number of different though typical cases, should be prepared for concrete investments combining different public and private funding and financing sources, e.g. representing specific KET or preferably cross-KET applications, large and small organisations, larger or smaller consortia etc. While the focus should be on the NMP areas and biotechnologies, the other KETs may also be represented (especially as cross-KETs applications).  On this basis practical needs, decision parameters, need for advice and support and best practices will be analysed, covering the entire process of decision making and preparation of actions on the private as well as public side, and taking into account the situation of individual organisations as well as consortia.  Overall, the action should help to provide guidance for stakeholders as well as policy makers on the combination of funding instruments and establish recommendations for European policy measures as relevant.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 500 000 and 1 000 000 would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. No more than one proposal will be funded.

Expected impact:   Increasing the number of projects using combinations of funding instruments, acceleration of investments into pilot lines and other relevant RDI follow-up activities towards commercialisation, lessons learned for EU policy making, better definition of public funding instruments in view of their compatibility, improving the awareness and knowledge on funding and financing strategies in industry.

Type of action: Coordination and Support Action

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.

  3. Evaluation

    3.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme, with the following exceptions : For single-stage and second-stage evaluations, the threshold for the criteria Excellence and Impact will be 4. The overall threshold, applying to the sum of the three individual scores, will be 12.
    In case of equal overall scores in the ranked list, the priority order of proposals will be established in accordance with part H of the General Annexes, except that proposals will be ranked on the basis of individual scores for the Impact criterion before the Excellence criterion.

    3.2 Guide to the submission and evaluation process

  4. Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
  5. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:
    Information on the outcome of one-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the final date for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 3 months from the date of informing successful applicants.

  6. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

    Coordination and Support Action:

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    Standard proposal template (administrative forms and structure of technical annex)
    Standard evaluation form
    Annotated Model Grant Agreement

  7. Additional provisions:

    Horizon 2020 budget flexibility

    Classified information

    Technology readiness levels (TRL) – where a topic description refers to TRL, these definitions apply.

    Financial support to Third Parties – where a topic description foresees financial support to Third Parties, these provisions apply.

  8. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.


Additional documents

You can download the same documents as one zip file from the call page

  • Flash call info en
  • Legal basis - Specific Programme H2020 en
  • WP H2020 - 1. Introduction en
  • WP H2020 - 5. Introduction to Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEITs) en
  • WP H2020 - 5ii. Nanotechnologies, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing and processing, biotechnology en
  • Legal basis - Framework Programme H2020 en
  • Legal basis - Rules for Participation en
  • WP H2020 - 19. General Annexes en

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